Andrew Potter, Maclean’s and the loss of academic freedom

His departure from McGill was a disgrace to one of Canada’s oldest institutions of higher learning

Andrew Potter, Maclean’s and the loss of academic freedom
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TAUBE: His departure from McGill was a terrible moment for the talented columnist and editor – and a disgrace to one of Canada’s oldest institutions of higher learning

Repair Quebec’s finances by better controlling government pay

Enact measures that link the wages and benefits of government employees to similar positions in the private sector

Repair Quebec’s finances by better controlling government pay
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LAMMAM: Enact measures that link the wages and benefits of government employees to similar positions in the private sector

Uncertainty discouraging mining investment in Canada

Spending on exploration – the lifeblood of the industry – dropped for the fourth consecutive year and is at its lowest point since 2005

Uncertainty discouraging mining investment in Canada
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GREEN, JACKSON: Spending on exploration – the lifeblood of the industry – dropped for the fourth consecutive year and is at its lowest point since 2005

Deeper deficits spurred by increases in public school spending

Provincial governments have been spending more money to educate a smaller number of students

Deeper deficits spurred by increases in public school spending
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LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: Provincial governments have been spending more money to educate a smaller number of students

The never-ending saga of medical user fees in Quebec

The new ban on user fees is a step forward, but much uncertainty remains about how the province will ensure quality care for everyone

The never-ending saga of medical user fees in Quebec
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QUESNEL-VALLEE: The new ban on user fees is a step forward, but much uncertainty remains about how the province will ensure quality care for everyone

The deep social scars will take a long time to heal

How do Canadians wash away the shame of the slaughter of six men in a mosque in Quebec City?

The deep social scars will take a long time to heal
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STEWART: How do Canadians wash away the shame of the slaughter of six men in a mosque in Quebec City?

Quebec reining in public debt and reducing taxes

Quebec is showing the rest of Canada that it’s still possible to balance the budget, rein in public debt and reduce taxes

Quebec reining in public debt and reducing taxes
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LAMMAM, MACINTYRE: Quebec is showing the rest of Canada that it’s still possible to balance the budget, rein in public debt and reduce taxes

Political change? Nowhere in the Canadian breezes

If you hold power now, chances are you will continue to do so

Political change? Nowhere in the Canadian breezes
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KINSELLA: If you hold power now, chances are you will continue to do so

Reality of education spending in Quebec

Archaic regulations, union monopoly, lack of responsiveness to parental demands are just a few of the many handcuffs holding back Quebec’s public school systems

Reality of education spending in Quebec
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VAN PELT, LABRIE: Archaic regulations, union monopoly, lack of responsiveness to parental demands are just a few of the many handcuffs holding back Quebec’s public school systems

Canadians shun moving to Quebec

Its inability to attract people is a sign of deep problems in the province

Canadians shun moving to Quebec
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CLEMENS, LABRIE: Its inability to attract people is a sign of deep problems in the province